Eggs in purgatory (Uova al purgatorio)


Store Cupboard

  • 4 quail eggs
  • salt
  • 200ml of chicken stock


  • 8 eggs

Fruit & Vegetables

  • 150g of white onion, finely sliced
  • 500g of large ripe tomato, preferably on the vine, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

Oils & Vinegars

  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • extra virgin olive oil

Salad & Fresh Herbs

  • 10g of basil leaves
  • 20g of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • mixed herbs, such as chervil, basil and chives, to garnish


  • 200g of roasted red peppers, diced
  • 20g of 'nduja, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 'nduja


  • 10g of pecorino, grated


  • 4 slices of sourdough bread, toasted